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Important Updates to the AP & IB Curriculums

High school curriculums are constantly changing and adapting to better align with university practices. Recently, the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculums both underwent important changes and updates that could affect your child.

Advanced Placement (AP)

The AP curriculum has been updating their previous courses and exams as well as adding new courses. Exams have undergone heavy redesign in order to increase the relevance and value of exam materials. The changes hope to encourage better understanding and retention of subject material through a more precise and constrained approach to exam content. These changes have already been implemented in AP History and AP Calculus courses. For more information regarding the redesign, visit

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IBDP is an ever-changing curriculum due to the DP curriculum review. The curriculum is reviewed on a seven year basis to ensure the curriculum material is reflective of the latest educational research and resources. The review is an important process that aims to create effective and cultured curriculums that allow students to better understand and experience the IB mission.

The IB Math and IB Language and Literature courses are currently in the beginning stages of updating and the changes should be fully implemented in 2019. These changes were put into action in hopes of further encouraging advanced critical thinking among students, which is a key component of the IBDP programme. For more information about the curriculum changes, visit



US Advisor & Athletic Recruitment

Princeton, HKIS

Cindy’s Story

Cindy has over ten years of experience in U.S. boarding school and undergraduate admissions, and also has expertise in student athlete recruitment. She was formerly an active member of the Princeton Alumni Representative Committee and interviewed students for admissions.

Cindy graduated from Princeton University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History and East Asian Studies. She was also a letter-winner on Princeton's NCAA Division I Varsity Tennis Team. Prior to Princeton, Cindy attended Hong Kong International School and was a top player on the Hong Kong National Tennis Team.

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